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David serves as the firm’s Managing Partner and has a national practice focusing on commercial real estate and financing. He represents developers, retailers (including chain drug stores), construction companies, and financial institutions in the acquisition, permitting, development, financing, and leasing of office buildings, shopping centers, large apartment complexes, and mixed use developments. David counsels clients on complex land development issues and in structuring transactions, lending, and workouts. A significant portion of David’s current practice involves negotiating ground leases, office leases, retail leases, and sale/leaseback transactions. He is also a frequent lecturer.

David serves on Hinckley Allen’s Executive Committee.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Managing Partner (2014-Present)
    • Partner (1990-2014)
    • Associate (1986-1989)
  • Haligman & Lottner
    • Real Estate Department
    • Associate (1982-1986)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2003-2020) Recognized for Real Estate Law
  • Rhode Island Monthly, Professional Excellence in Law (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island (2007-2016)
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for the category of Real Estate
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • A Better City, Associate Member (Boston, MA)
  • Boston Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Rhode Island
  • Providence Preservation Society Revolving Fund, Inc., Board of Trustees

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Elected Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • National Business Institute, Teaching
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Colorado, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • Rhode Island, 1987

News & Insight

Publication

Eyeing Regional Growth, Hinckley Allen Keeps Expanding

November 7, 2014
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2014 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 9, 2014

It is time for property owners to review their tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode I…

Publication

Sale-Leaseback Can Help Balance Sheet

February 4, 2008

Discussion of available source of capital when your company owns buildings or land on which it conducts its operations.Other discussions: Sale-leaseback definition; effect to balance sheet; freeing up capital from assets; control while receiving infusion o…

Publication

Representation of a Landlord in an Unlawful Detainer Action

January 1, 1983
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Firm News

56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

April 25, 2019

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 3, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2018 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 26, 2017

The Chambers USA 2017 edition, has named 18 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields.The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2017 guide include: William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Christopher H.M. Ca…

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Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

June 10, 2016

The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2016 guide include: E. Jerome Batty; William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Michael J. Connolly; Scott E. Cooper; Margaret D. Farrell; Robert G.

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Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 19, 2015

Publication Recognizes 20% of the Firm’s PartnershipThe Chambers USA 2015 edition, released on May 19, has named 21 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2015 guide include: E. Jerom…

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Hinckley Allen Names David Rubin Managing Partner

August 14, 2014

Hinckley Allen today announced that partner David J. Rubin has been elected to succeed Marc A. Crisafulli as the firm’s Managing Partner. Crisafulli, who has led the firm since 2011, will be joining the leadership team at Suffolk Construction, one of the…

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 44 Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Partners

September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is proud to announce that 44 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among the nation’s best lawyers in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.Best Lawyers® is based …

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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Receives Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2012

July 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE, RI - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is pleased to announce Chambers Guides, an international publisher of guides to the world’s leading lawyers, has recognized seventeen partners of the Firm as leaders in their fields, including top rankin…

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 41 Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Attorneys

September 22, 2011

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is proud to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among the nation’s best lawyers in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® 2012. Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review…

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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Receives Top Ranking in Chambers USA 2011

July 1, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is pleased to announce Chambers Guides, an international publisher of guides to the world’s leading lawyers, has recognized nineteen partners of the Firm as leaders in their fields, including top rankings…

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Events

Past Event

Bisnow Presents Boston Power Networking

February 9, 2012

BISNOW: "Among the crowd of 200 at The Black Rose Pub Thursday, we snapped Bisnow Schmooze event sponsor Hinckley Allen Snyder’s David Connolly engaged in pre-pre-pre St. Pat’s Day revelry with Consigli’s Vance Freymann and Hinckley colleague John So…